Amazon quietly launches Kindle networking site

Amazon quietly launches Kindle networking site

Amazon.com has launched a social networking site for Kindle users to discuss and share notes on e-books.

The site, called kindle.amazon.com, allows users to set up profile pages, make notes on the e-books they read and share them with other users, as well as “follow” other readers. It also calculates the percentage of how near others users’ reading tastes are to your own, based on the books they have said they read.

On the site, Amazon.com said: “Kindle.amazon.com is a website dedicated to making reading better by bringing readers together and by helping them to learn more from the books that they read.”

The site also allows users to review books, post their reading activities and share highlighted passages.